Ron Paul remains media poison - Roger Simon - POLITICO.com This is the truth. Ron Paul comes within 152 votes of first place, and somehow gets less press after that impressive showing than he got before. People would rather talk about Santorum's "impressive" fourth place finish. Really? Santorum's finish just proves what the polling has been showing all along, that he's a non-entity in this race. Yet his finish is somehow more impressive than Ron Paul just missing out on first. Come on now.